Announcing our 2023 Artist in Residence: Otoha Asano!
Born into a family with a 400-year drum manufacturing history, Otoha Asano had very early exposure to taiko. She has since pursued the path of becoming a professional taiko artist and teacher in order to share her passion for wadaiko and to inspire the next generation of taiko players.
Join us July 30 – August 6!
Otoha-san will be in the DC area for a FULL WEEK and will be offering SEVEN (yes, you read that right!) open workshops!
Trust us: you do NOT want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of Japan’s master odaiko players and teachers.
Three Odaiko Workshops + Two Intensives!
Whether you’ve just taken your first series of our Recreational Taiko Class, or you’re an experienced taiko player looking to build your skills and creativity as a soloist, we have an Odaiko workshop or intensive that is right for you!
(psssst – we’ll let you in on a little secret! The Fall 2023 series of Mark H’s Styles Class will be focusing on Odaiko, so if you want to join that class and don’t have previous Odaiko experience, be sure to sign up for Otoha-san’s All-Levels Odaiko Workshop so you are ready to join the class!)
Plus Two Shimedaiko Workshops!
Otoha-san will also be offering two Shimedaiko workshops! These are perfect for anyone ready to begin their journey with this nuanced and challenging instrument … or who’s interested in improving their shime technique.
(We’ve got ANOTHER secret for you! We’ve got some cool opportunities to keep working on that shime technique coming up in our Skills Class, so don’t miss Otoha-san’s All-Levels Shimedaiko Workshop if you’re new to shime playing!)
Take multiple workshops and save!
Want to take more than one workshop? Of course we’ve got you covered with a sweet discount! Sign up for 2 or more workshops and SAVE 10% on your registration!
Sign up today!
We welcome current and former Mark H Taiko students as well as anyone from out of town who’s looking for a little taiko camaraderie! So click that button below to get more info and register!